Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


  • Roomy extended-cab models, strong V8 engines, innovative features.


  • Cheap interior materials, questionable build quality.

Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab for Sale

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
129,545 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Jack Giambalvo Buick GMC
77.4 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Powerful drivetrains, stout underpinnings and unique options make the Silverado a pickup worth considering, but Ford's new F-150 has it beat when it comes to interior design and overall refinement.

2004 Highlights

The value-priced Work Truck package is now available on both regular and extended cabs. Base models pick up cruise control, a sound system, chrome rear bumper and chrome wheels. An automatic transmission is now standard on LS models, and the V6 is no longer an option in this trim. Other updates include new polished aluminum wheels and 265/70R16 tires with either black sidewalls or raised white lettering. The Quadrasteer option no longer requires the buyer to order trailering equipment. There's also a new tonneau cover, and inside, you'll find underseat storage. Finally, Chevrolet has deleted the Silverado's passenger-side outside door lock.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2004 Silverado XCab 5.3 with Engine Issues
Bought truck new. Put the majority of miles on the truck between 2004-09; then, as planned, kept it as my 'chore' truck. 4-5k miles per year, max. Always light duty use. In 2013, at 79k miles the Head cracked - coolant in engine. $4500 repair. Dealer. There is a 'service bulletin' which implies a manufacturing defect, issued in 2006. CasTech Heads (see #06-06-01-019B bulletin). 1250 miles and 8 months later the 'check oil' light came on. The engine was 4-ish quarts low on oil! So I took it back to the dealer (I was working out of the area at the time so very little use). Their response? Can't find anything wrong; we must have forgotten to put the oil in the engine properly after the repair. Seriously? You told me that after a $4500 repair that your mechanic can't put oil in the engine? Bottom line: they didn't know and they weren't going to do anything. So I continued to drive it - very light duty. 20 months later with 84,600 miles: I check the oil (about 3800 miles since the 'top off at the dealer) and: down 3.15 qts! I take it directly back to the dealer. Dealer won't take responsibility AT ALL. I'm supposed to do an every 1000 mile 'oil consumption' test where I take it in for a top-off to see how much oil it has consumed. Not 1 mile over 1000 miles or start again! All this is to get GM to pay. The dealer assumes no liability for its work (and I might add, premium cost for the repair). Upshot: Be careful of these engines. There is a lot out there about oil consumption on these engines. This one DOES NOT have the 'stop cylinder' technology, but the engines have the same problem over multiple years. Plenty about the head and oil consumption out on the internet. In terms of the rest of the truck, its been ok, but the interior dash buzzes incessantly at certain RPMs. I noted on several of the trucks that interior fit was awful; fortunately I did not experience this. Paint is generally ok. No problems with the tranny, wheels, steering, AC - but it only has 84k miles. So much for buying a quality vehicle I could drive for 25 years (which was the plan).
Best Truck
This is the best truck I have ever owned.It has the bwst toughing of all the trucks I have had.It has the bwst toughing of all the trucks I have had.
Born to Ride...
This truck can fly off the line (for a truck) and haul anything you throw at it. The ride is smooth, aslong as you dont change the suspension. If you add a Power Chip it boost the power along with alittle more gas mileage. Along with the right kinda of tires, the 4x4 will get you out of most problems. The protection the engine and electrical parts have from water and mud is great. I went through 4ft of water(factory height) without any problems afterward, except alittle water in the biggy. Careful with the CD player tho, if a cd is in when you start up, it may not play, youll have to take it out then reinsert.
2004 Z-71 Crew Cab
Have had the truck at the dealership for a total of 15 days. We are on the 3rd steering shaft; it drives like a golf cart. Makes a popping noise when turning but only if it's over 70 degrees outside. Steering wheel squeaks when the turn signal is on.
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Features & Specs

13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
295 hp @ 5200 rpm
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
295 hp @ 5200 rpm
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
295 hp @ 5200 rpm
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
295 hp @ 5200 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Overview

The Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is offered in the following styles: 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LT Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), and 4dr Crew Cab Z71 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

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